§ MR. E. BOULNOIS (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will consider the advisability of placing the keepers of the Regent's Park on an equality with the keepers of the other Royal Parks in the Metropolis as far as regards pay?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. HERBERT GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
This question has been only recently under my consideration, and I was unable to see my way to disturbing the arrangement, which was made so lately as 1888, and under which an extra 2s. a week was granted to park keepers in the central parks, on account of the higher price they had to pay for house rent. There is, I think, no doubt that the park keepers in Regent's Park can lodge themselves more cheaply than men employed in St. James's Park or Kensington Gardens.